Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Aryn Kyle's favorite books

Aryn Kyle's acclaimed first novel is The God of Animals.

She recently told Barnes & Noble about her favorite books. Her list included:
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson — Her prose is perfection. I was assigned this novel for a college class, and during that time I followed my roommate around our apartment, reading lines aloud to her while she was trying to do laundry or clean the kitchen. I think she wanted to strangle me.

That Night by Alice McDermott — McDermott takes a subject so familiar and makes it absolutely mythic through her telling. I first read this on an overseas flight. It's such a slim little novel that I finished it long before my plane landed. I was so overwhelmed by the book that after I finished it, I turned back to the first page and read it a second time through.
Read about the other titles that made Kyle's favorites list.

--Marshal Zeringue